Welp, I had heard about this book had become very popular among older ladies, and I had also been moved by the author's TedTalk on artistic work ethic and inspiration. But I was very disappointed by this book. In the beginning, she is looking at her feelings in hindsight after she got divorced and was traveling to find herself. Okay, that's understandable I suppose. But then she starts sulking. Or at least it seemed like it, it seemed very dishonest how she was talking about going on a spiritual and intellectual journey by learning new things in new countries, but then starts talking about how she's drooling over the idea of having physical relations with her language tutor in a different country. It wasn't because he was smart or funny, from all I could see, though I may be wrong, she was attracted to him because he was "exotic". It was gross. But it's hypocritical to say that you don't require physical things, such as a man's love, that you are independent and derive wirth from intellectual and spiritual journeys only to become a woman who cannot get her mind away from fantasies of an adult nature. Not inspiring, self-indulgent, self-pitying and just boring and sad. I would not recommend the book.